Design Contest 2013
Altamaha Technical College sponsors design contest
(Skye Pullen-Glynn Academy) Altamaha Technical College submitted this artwork by Glynn Academy student Skye Pullen in the t-shirt design category and it won second place last year in the MAW Design Contest. To learn more about the scholarship design contest, please email Melinda Laagermlaager@altamahatech.edu.
(January 7, 2013) – Altamaha Technical College is seeking entries from area students in the Annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week Design contest for elementary through high school students. The contest includes three categories:
Elementary School Students – Placemat Designs;
Middle School Students – Poster Designs;
High School Students – T-shirt Designs
The three categories will be judged separately by a panel of local judges who will consider creativity, skill/quality of the artwork and the students’ grasp of manufacturing. Then local category winners will be entered into the statewide competition.
A monetary scholarship of $500 will be presented to the first place state winner of each category by the governor. Entries are due to Altamaha Technical College by January 24.
Contest creators hope that the competition will inspire area students to research information on manufacturing and learn that a career in manufacturing can be so much more than assembly line work.
Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
This week was created to promote awareness of manufacturing and its importance to the state of Georgia. Manufacturing is vital to Georgia’s economy, accounting for almost 10 percent of the state’s employment. Nearly 9,000 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, providing jobs for approximately 408,427 Georgians.
Some of Georgia’s manufacturing operations include a variety of industries, such as transportation equipment, aerospace, computers and electronics, food, paper, metal fabrication, textiles, and plastics.
For 2013, MAW will be celebrated April 1-5 with an awards luncheon hosted on April 3, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. At this ceremony the winners of the Design Contest and Manufacturer of the Year will be celebrated and recognized.
To learn more about the contest, contact Melinda Laager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an informational flyer and contest rules. All submissions are due to Laager by Jan. 24, and can be mailed or dropped off to 1777 West Cherry Street, Jesup, Ga., 31545, ATTN: The Office of Institutional Advancement. Call 912-427-1606 with any questions or go online to www.georgiamaw.org for more information about Manufacturing Appreciation Week.
Altamaha Technical College offers more than 80 degree, diploma and certificate programs at its locations in Baxley, Brunswick, Hazlehurst, Jesup and Kingsland. To learn more about registering for these programs, visit the college online at www.altamahatech.edu.